A whole lot of shakin’

sleeping mister

Sleep, I needs it.

Have you, dear reader, ever had the shakes? Like have you ever drank too much caffeine or been so tired, cold, and hungry that you couldn’t stop shaking?  Right now, I’m shivering like I’m cold and can’t warm up, but it’s not *that* cold here right now (It’s 53F/12C), and I’m under several blankets. Last night I woke up from a sound sleep shaking so hard that my teeth were chattering. But here’s the weird thing. Both then and now, I can’t see any outward signs of my body shaking. Like, if I put a paper on my hand, the paper will be absolutely still. It won’t rattle like it would if my body were shaking, but I still feel like I’m shivering uncontrollably.

poptart sleepingAnd there was no mistaking my teeth chattering when I woke up last night.  That would have been the fifth time that’s happened.  It’s just weird. I’ve checked online and there hasn’t been any earthquakes in this area. Nothing has woken the dogs either (I’m guessing if the bed were shaking hard enough to make my teeth chatter, it would wake the dogs). It’s just me. Everyone else in the house just sleeps right on.  I even felt the bed but the bed wasn’t shaking — at least I don’t think it was shaking… The floor wasn’t shaking that I could tell. I mean, it’s really difficult do judge these things when one is half awake and feels like they’re all a-tremble.  But honestly it just feels like it’s me… and it’s weird. Last night I woke up and my whole body was shaking but then the sensation travelled down to my feet and kinda stayed there. Honestly… it does that all of the time. Starts in my head and then travels to a limb. It feels like I’m in a vibrating chair that’s malfunctioning. But of course I’m not. I’m in my bed, and there’s nothing that vibrates on my bed. Nothing. I even checked to see if the dogs were shivering, and they were not.

I totally don’t want to go to the doctor about it because the last thing I want to do right now is go through another expensive and tedious round of, “We can’t find anything wrong with you.” It’s frustrating.

cocoa sleepingI think I’m shaking right now because I’m over tired. I’ve had these kinds of shakes before — usually after I overdose on caffeine or don’t get enough sleep. I had a restless night last night and the night before. I guess the older one gets the lower the bar is for “enough” sleep. Because I didn’t used to shake like this until I’d gone days without any sleep. I mean, I slept last night, just not well. And I’m all shaky. Blah. Age. I think  I’m gonna have to bite the bullet and get a CPAP machine because I also keep having dreams where I’m drowning (or otherwise not breathing) and wake up gasping for air. They don’t happen often, but often enough to start worrying about them I guess. I dunno if it will help with the shaking thing, but you never know. I mean, I don’t know what’s causing it. Google says it’s anxiety or Parkinson’s. and I can pretty much bet money I don’t have Parkinson’s.  And if it was anxiety, why would it wake me up from a sound sleep? That doesn’t make sense.

And, my energy just ran out. grumble grumble blankity blank fatigue. Please excuse any grammar errors in this post. I’ll come back and try and fix them later, but I’m way too tired to catch them now.



5 thoughts on “A whole lot of shakin’

  1. purpleslob

    I’ve had internal earthquakes before. The first ones were when I was in rehab for the first time, and was diagnosed w/ depression. Later, when my meds were out of whack, with my thyroid too low, at the same time. Not fun!!
    When I lived in Alaska, there were real external earthquakes!! That is just as freaky as the internal ones!
    Boxes fell off the shelves one time, very close to my toddler’s head! Scared me straight!! I never stored stuff up there again!!


    1. Willow Post author

      At first I thought it was an earthquake… but it totally didn’t feel like one… but I checked anyway. I grew up in California, so I’ve been in my fair share of earthquakes. ^_^ And WA has them too. I totally don’t want to go to the dr. about this… 😦

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  2. Embeecee

    Sympathies. I don’t know what to say about that…except maybe drink something warm (non-caffeinated of course) and see if you warm up from the inside out? Here the weather wonked out, it was lovely springish weather with temps from 75 up, and suddenly in the past two days it went back to 45 or 50. BRRRRR! I knew there was a reason I hadn’t called the furnace and A/C people to come vet and turn on my central air. It’s too freaking COLD..


    1. Willow Post author

      I was drinking coffee all day. ^_^ It totally didn’t help. The weather here has been doing that too. up in the 70’s one day then down in the 50’s the next. Stupid weather. Make up your mind. >_< It's messing with my sinuses big time.



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